articles by C Christine Fair

World

How Imran Khan has become the Donald Trump of Pakistan

With so many Pakistanis believing Imran Khan’s ‘Great Steal’, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will have little peace in office

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How United States Institute of Peace has been transformed into United States Institute of Pakistan

The United States Institute of Peace, run with US taxpayers’ money, has become a hub of Pakistan apologists and supporters

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Colonising Pakistan to engorge Chinese: CPEC’s most pernicious component

China is essentially exploiting poorer Pakistan to feed its own increasingly wealthy and hungry population while putting ever-more water pressure on a country struggling with water scarcity

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How my F-16 crashed into the cuckoo’s nest: Battling the internal and external demons

More than one in four American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. The pandemic has further exacerbated acute mental health crises across the world, failing those citizens who are most in need. In January 2022, I became one of those statistics.

India

Caste apartheid: India’s other export to the United States

Until American state and federal laws — and domestic law elsewhere — catch up to the realities of caste apartheid, the most vulnerable of Indian-origin persons will suffer

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Why Pakistan is happy to pay a heavy price this time for strategic depth in Afghanistan

For the first time in over 75 years not only are there no Indian advisors in Afghanistan, there are now Pakistani advisors in their stead. This alone may be worth the price that Pakistan will continue to pay for its victory in Afghanistan

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Bangladesh at 50: Hard democratic realities, unfulfilled secular promises

With the passing of five decades, the prospects for a secular Bangladeshi democracy seem ever-more remote despite the country’s important strides in human development and contributions to international security

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How Pakistan’s announcement of new envoy to the United States exposes Islamabad’s deep terror links

Sardar Masood Khan ‘is a dangerous radical with a long history of working with Islamists’. His appointment evidences an increasingly dangerous Pakistani regime, which is working to co-opt and support Islamists all around the world

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Why Saudi Arabia decided to bail out bankrupt Pakistan despite its Iranian tilt

While Saudi Arabia has no interest in limiting ties with India at Pakistan’s behest, it does want to limit the temptation for Pakistan to reassert ties with Iran

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Grappling with Pakistan's 'influence operations': When the patriarchy moves in to silence a female critic

For some 10 years, I have relentlessly exposed Pakistan's influence operations against American scholars, analysts, journalists and the institutions that employ them and rely upon their ability to raise funds to support the organisations' overhead costs and salaries

World

Trump making America ill again

Studies have found the American leader’s racism and misogyny have been trigger for trauma

World

As Smart as Sittwe: Going North-East by South-East

The Sittwe port built by India in northern Myanmar will not only cut travel time to the North-East but also reduce India’s dependence on the vulnerable Siliguri Corridor

India

Nothing Naya about Pakistan but India will never be the same

The Balakot air strike shows that India has moved away from the policy of strategic restraint, a shift that will have enormous impact on the region and beyond.

World

America's pursuit of a peace accord that won't offer peace

Washington is considering a complete withdrawal of US-led forces in exchange for the Taliban committing to direct talks with Afghan government for a ceasefire

World

The All-New Great Game

Afghanistan was once dependent on Pakistan, it no longer is. Between 2012 and 2016, Afghan imports from Iran totalled $1.3 billion against $1.2 billion from Pakistan and $1.1 billion from China

World

Conservatives are waging war on US academia; campaign to harass and intimidate professors will end in bloodshed

At least 50 professors in the United States are literally being targetted at home and in the workplace using stochastic terrorism. A conservative author wrote a book targeting 101 of the “Most Dangerous Academics in America”.

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Donald Trump's war on media continues in an America divided into Fox News viewers and a more non-discriminatory crowd

At the heart of Donald Trump's war on media is that Republicans and their allies know that demography is not on their side: America is changing and there is little that they can do to stop it.

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Don't be fooled by Democrats taking House of Representatives, America’s democracy is dying on the vine

America’s most economically productive Americans are the majority; yet we are ruled by a regressive minority

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Christine Blasey Ford's testimony: Women need to run for office because powerful men will fight to maintain privilege

What was on trial was not the veracity of Ford’s claims; rather the inherent male privileges that women like Ford and others in the #MeToo movement are fighting to destabilise.